Multiconsult has opened a new office in Lusaka, Zambia, expanding the company’s presence in Africa. The new branch will serve as the headquarters of the secretariat for the GET FiT program in the country, which Multiconsult will be implementing following its selection earlier this year.
Financed by German development bank KfW, the GET FiT Zambia program aims to realize up to 200MW of small to medium scale renewable projects. Multiconsult will manage the secretariat and provide comprehensive commercial, technical and administrative support for the program/
Zambia, along with the entire Southern African region, is experiencing increasing energy demand. Responding to a desire to diversify its energy mix and falling renewable energy costs, Zambia set a target of 200MW of small renewables and GET FiT is the implementing program to achieve this goal. The ongoing GET FiT Solar Tender, also managed by Multiconsult, is targeting the award of at least five solar IPPs and 100MW of installed capacity. The envisioned small hydro component of the program will also target 100MW.
Multiconsult has worked in the energy sector in Zambia and the Southern African region for more than 35 years. In 2017, Multiconsult was appointed by ZESCO, the national power utility in Zambia, to identify and value their generation, transmission and distribution assets.
“We believe it is important to build close relationships with our clients to secure sustainable development and mutual benefits and we are looking forward to this exciting new phase in Zambia,” commented Tom Ødegaard, Senior Vice President for Market and Sales Renewable Energy in Multiconsult.